Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

Fitting Tribute for Mike Foster

Fitting Tribute for Mike Foster

Former Gov. Mike Foster is not one for pomp and circumstance. Truth be known, he detests it. Foster, though, turned out for a rather formal affair last week in his hometown of Franklin. He was on hand to witness one of his protégés, Gov. Bobby Jindal, announce the state would invest some $2 million to rehabilitate part of city hall to house papers and other collectibles that the 83-year-old former governor accumulated during his two terms in office from 1996-2004. It's a fitting tribute for a man who history will judge as one of Louisiana's finer two-term governors. Mark my word. It's a wise investment, too, for Foster's archives will serve to educate the citizenry for generations to come. Foster's path to becoming governor was atypical to say the least. A successful businessman who earned a fortune growing and harvesting sugar cane as well as from his construction company, Foster didn't enter politics until he was 57 years old.

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WWTJD?

WWTJD?

Thomas Jefferson is considered to be one of the nation's greatest presidents. Of course, that opinion is subjective based on the political leanings of the person doing th...

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Never Let it be Said There’s Nothing to Do in Minden

Having spent nearly my entire life living in Minden, I've often heard folks lament, "There is nothing to do."

I'm guilty of it myself.

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Looking to Our Banquet and Congratulations to ‘15 Under 40’

Of all the events our Chamber sponsors during the year, one of my favorites has become our "15 Under 40" Dinner and Gala. Our 2013 event was held Monday, October 21st at ...

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The Stafford Scandal

Probably no one has ever heard of the Stafford Scandal. No, it doesn't have anything to do with Jo Stafford, the Pop vocalist of the 40's and 50's (Blue Moon, You Belong ...

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